Terminal Benefits

Lugeya & Anor Vs Uganda Revenue Authority (Civil Appeal No. 115 of 2012) [2019] UGCA 53 (7 May 2019);


Search Summary: 

The appellants sued the respondent challenging the deduction of the “Pay As You Earn” tax from their terminal benefits. The suit was dismissed and the appellants appealed.

Headnote and Holding: 

The court considered whether the tax deduction was lawful. The court held that retrenchment packages were not exempt from taxation save for exempted proportion thereof expressly provided for. The court was satisfied that the appellants’ termination benefits were subject to taxation. The court accordingly concluded that the respondent lawfully deducted the tax from the appellants’ terminal benefits and dismissed the appeal.


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